[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2018-04-17

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Tue Apr 17 08:00:24 PDT 2018

In this issue:
1. FREE Collection Prioritization Workshops across the state May-June
2. Willamette Falls storytelling project seeks participants May 4-6
3. Final program for SAHMDR 2018 conference is available
4. Champoeg State Heritage Area celebrates Founders Day May 5
5. 2018 Digital Directions Conference in Atlanta Oct 15-16
6. Upcoming preservation grant deadlines


Feeling overwhelmed with your collection? Not sure what needs to happen next? Trying to define a project for a grant proposal?

Join Elizabeth Kallenbach, Anthropological Collections Manager at the Museum of Natural & Cultural History for a workshop on prioritizing collections.

This workshop will cover fundamentals of collection management responsibilities, outline priorities for approaching collections, and assist heritage organizations in identifying priorities for their collections. If your organization is overwhelmed with trying to do too much at once, this workshop will help you think through how to define specific projects and goals. This workshop includes examples from Oregon museums, hands-on activities, and you will walk away with materials to conduct a pilot project at home.

Dates & Locations:
May 4, 9am-1pm, Bandon Historical Society, Bandon
May 11, 9am-1pm, Four Rivers Cultural Center, Ontario
May 17, 9am-1pm, Jackson County Library, Medford
May 21, 12pm-4pm, Willamette Heritage Center, Salem
June 8, 9am-1pm, Garibaldi Maritime Museum, Tillamook
June 18, 12pm-4pm, Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, Pendleton

To Register, visit http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/Pages/2018OC2CWorkshops.aspx.

For more information contact Beth Dehn at Beth.Dehn at oregon.gov<mailto:Beth.Dehn at oregon.gov> or call (503) 986-0696.


Willamette Falls Legacy Project invites you join a free three-day digital storytelling workshops dedicated to stories about the Falls and opportunity for community members who have an attachment or connection to Willamette Falls to tell their stories. If you know of someone who has a story to tell (even if they don't know or think it yet), please forward this message with the links below.

Check out two samples from the February workshop for inspiration. Participants had very diverse connections to Willamette Falls and created powerful and moving visual stories for themselves and their community. These and others will be shown at the May 17th film festival  from 6-8pm at the Oregon City Library.

Greg Archuleta, Confederate Tribes of the Grand Ronde<https://www.wevideo.com/view/1082368679>
Peter Schwarz, former West Linn Paper Co. Employee<https://www.wevideo.com/view/1082354753>

Do you have a story to tell?
Free Willamette Falls Storytelling Project Workshop May 4-6
Friday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 5p.m.
Sunday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To register for Workshop 1, click here<https://www.clackamas.edu/academics/skills-development-training/workshops> (you'll be redirected to Clackamas Community College's secure website) and follow the directions below.

  1.  Click the CougarTrax link, located in step one
  2.  Click Continuing Education (green box)
  3.  Click Search for Classes/Workshops
  4.  Click Submit at the bottom of the page
  5.  You will see ZHWL-100-1600, Writing & Story Development for winter term, near the bottom of the page. Click on the box at the left.
  6.  You'll then be asked for your personal registration information. Fill this out and click Submit.

If you are unable to register via the website or just find the process too confusing , please contact angie.byrd at clackamas.edu<mailto:angie.byrd at clackamas.edu> and she can help your sign up.


The final program is available and registration is open for the May 18-20, 2018 conference of the Marion Dean Ross Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. Links to the program and registration information are below. Our conference will be held in Astoria, Oregon this year. Inspired by Astoria's rich history and the diversity of its traditional ethnic communities, the conference theme is, "Constructing Community: Architecture, Diversity, and Identity in the Pacific Northwest."

The conference will begin on Friday with a visit to the Columbia River Maritime Museum and an opening reception and keynote speaker and will continue on Saturday with eight paper presentations by regional architectural historians, two special invited speakers, a downtown walking tour, and our annual banquet and keynote speaker. Sunday is reserved for a bus tour of regional historic sites.

Updates and further conference information can be found on the SAH MDR website at: http://www.sahmdr.org/

Updates may also be found on our blog at: http://sahmdr.wordpress.com/;


Champoeg State Heritage Area will host living history actors, a replica historic townsite and other family-friendly activities for the annual Founders' Day celebration on Saturday, May 5. This year marks the 175th anniversary of the 1843 vote held in Champoeg that established the first provisional government west of the Mississippi River. The free event runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Activities will include a reenacted fur trappers' camp, replica historic townsite with building facades, tradesmen demonstrating 19th century techniques and a post office with souvenir post cards. A 1 p.m. ceremony to honor the original May 1843 voters will feature distinguished speakers, a mock vote and a rifle salute. The afternoon concludes with a live stage coach run delivering the souvenir post cards to the St. Paul post office.

Founders' Day celebrates a vote held in Champoeg by local settlers on May 2, 1843. A large group gathered that day to decide the future of the Oregon territory. After a spirited debate, a slim majority voted "aye" to form Oregon's first provisional government, laying the groundwork for Oregon's statehood in 1859. Founders' Day has been held annually at Champoeg since 1901.

Event parking at Champoeg State Heritage Area will be free. Light refreshments will be available after the conclusion of the 1 p.m. ceremony. For more information visit oregonstateparks.org or call 503-678-1251.


Oregon Heritage has a scholarship available for Oregon residents to attend a conference (such as the one below), workshop, or training that will help them address a preservation need in their community. For more information on the scholarship visit here<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/Scholarships.aspx>.

DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections
October 15-16, 2018
Commerce Club - Atlanta, Georgia

Guided by a faculty of national experts, join colleagues from institutions large and small for two days of instruction on best practices and practical strategies for the creation, curation, and use of digital collections. Network with colleagues who have similar challenges, interact with faculty one-on-one, and gain a comprehensive introduction to digitization and digital preservation.

Are you just getting started with a digital project? Trying to bring several digital projects together into a cohesive digital preservation program? Or are you well into a digital collections project and need a refresher on the latest standards and best practices?

The Digital Directions conference is geared toward professionals working with digital collections at archives, libraries, museums, historical organizations, government agencies, business and special libraries and archives, and other organizations that steward digital collections. Discounted student rate is available.

For complete information visit: http://bit.ly/DD18About


  *   National Fund for Sacred Places<http://my.preservationnation.org/site/R?i=QTccswZUmebozGcNq-tWHA>-Training, planning, and capital grants from $50,000 to $250,000 for congregations of all faiths. Due April 17.
  *   Hart Family Fund for Small Towns<http://my.preservationnation.org/site/R?i=M4ATknyohcYVExaNM2bnMw>-For preservation projects in towns of 10,000 or less. Due May 1.
  *   National Trust Preservation Funds<http://my.preservationnation.org/site/R?i=SoLJfN-L-Psh5vy-xNj04A>-Grants for planning and education projects. Due June 1.
  *   Bartus Trew Providence Preservation Fund<http://my.preservationnation.org/site/R?i=4tWPDoSNRLpU5hPTI4yvSA>-Funding for property acquisition, bricks and mortar preservation, and technical assistance for Eastern Shore of Maryland. Due June 15.

For more information or to apply visit http://forum.savingplaces.org/build/funding.

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Oregon Heritage News is a service of Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The news editor can be contacted at heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov>.

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